Tournament of Bands at Martinsburg

Tournament of Bands
at Martinsburg

On Saturday, September 16, 2006 crowds gathered for the Tournament of Bands hosted by Martinsburg High School at Coburn Field. The competition began at 3pm. Thousands of spectators enjoyed performances of outstanding bands from the four-state area.
2006 Participating Bands:
Brunswick, Musselman, Urbana, Boonsboro, Williamsport, North Hagerstown, South Hagerstown, Frankfort, Westmar, Catoctin, Keyser, Hedgesville, Hancock, Jefferson, Northern Garrett
Excitement and electricity filled the air as the bands took the field. Food and refreshments, souvenirs, and program guides were readily available throughout the length of the event.
Bands performed in pre-set groups according to the number of players in the band:
Group 1--up to 35 musicians and a maximum of 35 auxiliary
Group 2--36 to 55 musicians and a maximum of 55 auxiliary
Group 3--56 to 80 musicians and a maximum of 80 auxiliary
Group 4--81 or greater
Each band is given a block time of 14 minutes. The logical conclusion of the visual and music performance must be a minimum of 7 minutes and a maximum of 10 minutes.
Awards were presented to the following:
Group 1
* Brunswick (Best Percussion, Best Music, Best Field Commander(s), & Best Marching and Maneuvering)
* Westmar (Best Band Front)
Group 2
* Keyser (Best Music, Best Marching and Maneuvering, Best Percussion, & Best Band Front)
* Hedgesville (Best Percussion)
Group 3
* Urbana (Best Music, Best Percussion, & Best Field Commander(s))
* Musselman (Best Marching and Maneuvering & Best Band Front)
Group 4
* Boonsboro (Best Percussion, Best Music, Best Field Commander(s), & Best Marching and Maneuvering)
* Williamsport (Best Band Front)
Placement went to:
Group 1
1. 71.55 Brunswick
2. 70.70 Catoctin
3. 68.50 No. Garrett
4. 68.25 Westmar
5. 65.10 Hancock
Group 2
1. 76.55 Keyser
2. 73.35 Hedgesville
3. 72.55 Frankfort
Group 3
1. 78.00 Urbana
2. 76.90 Musselman
3. 75.35 No. Hagerstown
4. 70.70 So. Hagerstown
Group 4
1. 72.75 Boonsboro
2. 69.70 Williamsport
3. 67.60 Jefferson
Tournament of Bands runs through November 2006. Contact your local high school for information and to purchase tickets for the next Tournament of Bands.
(NOTE: Showcase of Bands is scheduled for October 10, 2006 at 7:30 at South Hagerstown High School. Contact the school at 301-766-8369 for advanced tickets.)